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are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the phone hacking scandal in britain came full comes full circle today, with word that the "news of the world" tabloid will cease to publish after 168 years in business. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: the news electrified britain-- sunday's edition of "news of the world"-- the most widely read english language newspaper in the world-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment on the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with le
part 2 hits britain and the u.s. on july 15. though the movies may be ending, the brand is expected to remain lucrative through the magic of marketing. jim explains it to us. >> the tag line for this, the final of the eight harry potter films, it all ends here. that may be the case after seven novels, but harry will live on in the form of a new website coming soon. >> back in 1998, i knew i was generating a lot more material than would ever appear in the books. it was simply ridiculous. to me at the time, who will ever want to know the significance of all these different wand words? this was all in my head. >> now the author joined with sony to create a home for the potter discussions and games and material. potter fans once signed up will answer questions, which will place them in one of the four houses and there will be room for users to have their own potter web pages. though everything will be free, rowling says it's her way to giving back to fans. >> you don't have to pay to get the extra material. you don't have to buy a single thing to go on to the website and have the wh
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
to live as normal a life as they can. bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. people are already turning out for the festivities and of course with the hope of catching a glimpse of william and kate. they may have already charmed english speaking canada but their next more significant challenge will be french canada. >> sounds like you better brush up on your french, ben fogle. [ speaking french ]. >> we'll make due. good luck. nbc news has put together a dvd of the event, the ceremony and procession, that balcony kiss. for more on this, go to our website and "today."com. >>> we will atalk about why the defense rested in the casey anthony trial without calling her to testify and what it was like to live in the anthony family home. we'll talk exclusive to casey's one-time bodyguard. >>> but first, this is "today" on nbc. wedding in mon >> live, local, latebreaking. this is bill edl tv 11 news today in b
. yesterday britain's prime minister said it wasn't just foot dragging by the police. >> the truth is, to coin a phrase, we've all been in this together, the press, the politicians and leaders of all the passes, yes, including me. >> reporter: while "the news of the world" will print its last edition tomorrow, the fallout from this affair has just begun. on the business side, a multibillion-dollar takeover bid by the murdoch family of a huge satellite television operation here in britain has already been delayed and it could be in serious trouble. russ? >> elizabeth palmer in london, thank you. >>> and joining us from london is steve eulitz and mark lewis, lawyer for the family of 13-year-old milly dowler whose phone was hacked after her murder, the incident that ignited the scandal. nothing is going to bring back their little girl but is the dowler family getting any satisfaction by the fact that "news of the world" is closing? >> there's no really satisfaction. it was cruelty upon cruelty that the announcement of "news of the world" was ceasing without them being warned about this, they tend
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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